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December 29, 1985 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
If you've been knee-deep in Christmas preparations for weeks and only now are catching a breath and beginning to think about New Year's, welcoming 1986 with a party may sound appealing, but the idea of spending the next two days in preparation probably doesn't. No better time than now for some quick-and-easy recipes. Whip up those old "tried and trues" that everyone still raves about. Add a few that maybe aren't quite as familiar but need only a minimal amount of preparation. A few tips to keep in mind when planning an express menu: --Include one or two hot recipes, rounded out with cold items.
December 28, 1997 | Ilene Beckerman, Ilene Beckerman is the author of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" and "What I Did for Love."
Last year, when I toasted in the New Year, it was around 10 p.m., and I was wearing a flowered flannel granny nightgown. It wasn't just because I was a grandmother. I was tired. And it's cold in New Jersey in December. New Year's used to be different. I remember when planning what I was going to wear on New Year's Eve took up all of December, and most of November. New Year's was the time to sparkle, twinkle and shine. New Year's was rhinestones! New Year's Eve, 1948: I was 13.
January 12, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
I'm not one to make a gazillion New Year's resolutions. I've faltered too many times. Exercise every day? Up at 5:30 every morning to write or swim? Less time in front of the computer? Probably not going to happen. But it always takes a while for reality to kick in. The resolutions I do keep tend to be things I really long to do more than those I'd give anything to avoid. So, once a year, I'll sit down and muse about where I'd like to go, culinarily speaking, in the new year. It's thrilling to learn some new dishes, techniques or a new cuisine.
December 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
The federal government will provide helicopters to help protect revelers during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, authorities said Monday. It was not revealed how many helicopters would be made available from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or how they would be deployed. "The Department of Homeland Security has granted New York's request for air support to help enforce the temporary flight restrictions over New York City on New Year's Eve," agency spokeswoman Rachael Sunbarger said Monday.
January 7, 2000 | By JAMES F. PELTZ,
The New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas ended up much more subdued than expected for the city's gaming companies--and a downright sobering event for their stockholders. Visitation to the Strip's big casino-hotels in late December fell far short of expectations, a situation that Wall Street had begun to sense early. Stock prices for the major operators began sliding in November and are still under pressure.
With one week left before a series of city-sponsored millennium festivals, less than half of the 92,000 free tickets for the event at Van Nuys Airport have been snatched up, but city officials believe demand will increase as the events draw near. Many tickets are still available for four other New Year's Eve festivals being hosted by the city as family-friendly, alcohol-free celebrations of the new millennium.
December 12, 1999 | JOANNE KENEN, REUTERS
Lisa Sam is a freshman at New York's Hunter College with an interest in anthropology. Usually she also has an interest in cash, but when a desperate Brooklyn baby-sitting client offered her $300 to watch two children on this once-in-a-millennium New Year's Eve, Sam turned her down. "I told them I'd be available at any other time, but I'm going to hang out New Year's with some friends," she said. "My mom thought I was nuts." Not everyone is looking for a New Year's Eve sitter.
In the social hall of the Buena Park Senior Center, a group of seniors has plenty to say about Y2K, the new century and the new millennium. But most acknowledge they will most likely be in bed long before the stroke of midnight. While waiting for her husband to show up for lunch at the center, Madeline Walton, 73, proves that the years haven't affected her humor. "I came over to the U.S. on the Mayflower," says the Canadian native. "OK, would you believe the Titanic?"
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